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Errors prove costly for Riverside in loss to Bradford

Bradford’s softball team came up big in the late innings Tuesday to grab a 14-9 win against host Riverside in non-league play.

The Pirates are now 3-1.

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Riverside’s Karli Castle records a hit against Bradford during the first inning of their game Tuesday at Riverside High School. Castle went 3-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the Pirate offense. EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT

“We did not come to play,” said RHS head coach Andy Phelps. “We committed 16 errors on the night, which resulted in 14 runs. We also left 12 runners on base. Give Bradford credit, they kept putting the ball in play and we couldn’t handle it.”

Riverside pulled in front for an 8-7 lead after four innings. Bradford tallied three runs in the top of the sixth to gain a 10-8 advantage and added four more runs in the top of the seventh. The Pirates added a run in the bottom of the seventh, but could not get any closer.

Karli Castle led the Pirates by going 3-4 with a home run and three RBI, while Heather Comer went 2-5 with two doubles and Taylor Nichols went 2-5 with a double. Chelsea Giles and Taylor Anderson each added an RBI.

Riverside travels to Lehman Catholic on Thursday for a non-league game.

Trojans clip Cardinals

Southeastern’s softball team rallied to edge visiting Triad 4-3 on Tuesday in an Ohio Heritage Conference opener.

The Cardinals slip to 2-2 overall and begin league play at 0-1.

Triad held a 3-0 lead after five innings, but Southeastern came back to score three runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game. The Trojans then hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to win the game.

Offensively, Dayna Ober led the Cardinals with three hits and two RBI.

Triad travels to West Liberty-Salem on Thursday.

Tigers slip to Jets

Northeastern battled back to pull out a 6-5 win over visiting West Liberty-Salem on Tuesday in Ohio Heritage Conference action.

The Tigers are now 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the OHC.

WL-Salem grabbed a 5-1 lead after four innings. Northeastern was able to battle back and score one run in the bottom of the fifth, three runs in the bottom of the sixth and the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

For the Tigers, Karlie Wilbur went 2-4 with a triple and Taylor Day went 2-4 with a double.

WL-Salem hosts Triad on Thursday.

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